Owner & wine director of A16, SPQR, A16 Rockridge. Co-author A16 Food & Wine. SPQR Food & Wine.
2004 Giulio Ferrari Riserva , high altitude, mountain Chardonnay with Rich, red apple, Creme brûlée, preserved lemon is pairing great with prawns with walnut sauce and honey pork ribs from R&G lounge. Happy year of the earth dog. — 2 years ago
Campania love with Montevetrano 1995 & 1996 after the Quintodecimo Exultet Fiano. All beautiful. 1996 bay leave, juniper, red currant, 1996 - smooth, vintage leather, rose, dried porcini ... so fun to taste together — 3 years ago
Clerico 'Ciabot Mentin Ginestra' Barolo 2001 Drinking just right now with both richness and some sediment so, good time for enjoying in my opinion. Bold depth of black cherry aromatics, fennel and iron. Paired with braised lamb verdetto. (Thank you Nunzio & Joanne Alioto) — 2 years ago
A gift from Vincenzo & Sofia Abbruzzese from our reunion from Sofia's summer 2016 with us. Enjoying tonight and send the perfect moment for aromatics. Perfect Queen Anne cherries, sage, basil and iron. Love so much. — 2 years ago